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Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the Torah’s sacred text together, Thursday evening. “We’re Jews, and our connection to our past is ...

Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...

Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler

By Lily Rozenstauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 “Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma. Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...

Kedma board adds five new members, one new position after election

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 The Kedma board welcomed five new members to its ranks in addition to establishing a new position when its election polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The newly-appointed members of the board include freshman Jacob Nelson (Fundraising Chair) and  sophomores Chad Simon (Vice President), ...

Kedma, Save a Child’s Heart host 5K fundraiser

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen On Sunday morning, several students of this university and non-students crowded in Chapel Field awaiting the Save a Child’s Heart 5K. The race fundraised for children with cardiac problems. Runners in athletic gear and navy blue shirts saying “pump the heart” sat in small groups along ...

Kedma welcomes Rosh Hashanah with painting, music, refreshments

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 With the school year kicking into full gear, many students are looking for low-stress activities to engage in during their free time. Roughly 50 people came together Thursday night at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center for a group activity: painting. Kedma hosted “Paint Night,” an event ...

Kedma welcomes four new board members for fall semester

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The orthodox Jewish community, Kedma, recently held their semesterly elections and President Aaron Yitzhaky a junior kinesiology major is excited for what the newest board members will contribute to the community and planning of Kedma. The Kedma executive board consists of three positions: president, ...

Jewish students engage in genetic screening for hereditary illnesses

By Danielle Kiefer For the Mitzpeh @daniellesusan97 Senior Aaron Solomon has always been curious to learn more about his genetic background, so when he had the opportunity to get screened for Jewish genetic diseases for free, he signed up. “I have an interesting background, where my mom is an Ashkenazi Jew, and my dad's Chinese and might have ...

JLIC couple set to leave after first year at UMD Hillel

By Jack Wisniewski For the Mitzpeh @Jaywizzywizard With the news that Maryland Hillel will be losing a Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple at the end of the semester, they face the task of finding a replacement for the 2017 fall semester. JLIC is a partnership program that Hillel shares with the Orthodox Union in which young Orthodox ...

Kedma election results for spring 2017 executive board have come in

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner The results are in for the spring 2017 Kedma board, and unlike some elections, the popular vote always decides who will take control over the Orthodox Jewish group of this university. Over 200 Kedma members cast votes between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 that determined the new board that will take ...